Fortunately we do have friends that have taken him overnight and I know they would be kind enough to take him for a week. They have a dog as well. It is just that it seems a huge imposition and it is quite possible with it being school vacation they may not be around.
I think if we can tie in a half way decent price with taking the pup, we will. Some airlines allow it - some don't and there are several restrictions to number of pets on a flight to only certain flights. We'll have to see. I'd love to take him.